Bruins wrap up trip to Western Canada with a stop in Edmonton

After grinding out a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night, the Bruins are in Edmonton tonight to take on the Edmonton Oilers. The Bruins are undefeated so far on the road trip with wins over the New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames, and Vancouver Canucks. The Oilers are in last place in the Western Conference with just 48 points (20-34-8) and are one of the few teams out West that are essentially out of playoff contention.

Oilers Leading Scorers


G A P +/- PIM
Taylor Hall 21 19 40 -8 16


G A P +/- PIM
Dustin Penner 21 17 38 -13 45


Oilers Goaltending


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Nikolai Khabibulin 39 2218 10 26 123 3.33 1152 1029 .893 2

*Khabibulin is out with an Eye Infection


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Devan Dubnyk 24 1397 8 8 67 2.88 744 677 .910 1


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Martin Gerber 2 120 2 0 3 1.50 60 57 .950 0

Injury Report


Boston Bruins Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Andrew Ference other-excused 02/27/2011

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Marc Savard concussion 01/23/2011


Edmonton Oilers Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Shawn Horcoff groin 02/27/2011

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ryan Whitney ankle 12/29/2010
Nikolai Khabibulin eye 02/23/2011
Taylor Chorney knee 02/23/2011
Gilbert Brule ankle 01/07/2011

Notes:

- This is the first and only meeting of the season between the Bruins and Oilers.

- The Oilers have won 4 of their last 6 games, but are coming off of a 5-0 shutout loss to the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

- The Bruins will not hold a morning skate today, so will have to wait until game time to find out tonight's starter and line combos.

- Some, including the Edmonton Sun are billing this game as "Taylor versus Tyler".

- There is no word on the severity of Andrew Ference's lower body injury, which forced the blue liner to leave Saturday night's 3-1 win over Vancouver.

- Edmonton is 29th in the league in goals against per game (3.24) and 27th in goals for per game (2.50).

- Edmonton has the league's worst special teams play. They are last in both the power play (13.0%) and penalty kill (75.6%).

- Edmonton has also struggled in the face-off circle this year. The Oilers have won just 44.4% of draws (29th in NHL).

- Tonight's games gets underway shortly after 8:00 PM ET (NESN, 98.5 FM The Sports Hub).

- The Public Skate Open Thread starts at 7:30 PM ET.

- The Copper & Blue is your source for info on the Edmonton Oilers.

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